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Amazon GameLift Local is a client-side debugging tool that emulates a subset of the Amazon GameLift API on your local development machine. With Amazon GameLift Local, you can verify code changes in seconds, without incurring any usage charges. Amazon GameLift Local is available for Windows and Linux desktops and does not require a network connection to use. 

AWS CloudTrail now allows you to add data events, management events, and activity filters during the CloudTrail configuration setup in the console. With data events logging, you can record all API actions on Amazon S3 objects and receive detailed information, such as the S3 object level API activity, AWS account of the caller, and time of the API call. With management events logging, you can record operations that occur on your AWS accounts and resources, such as administrative actions to create, delete, and modify EC2 instances or user access activities. Activity filters allow you to specify read-only, write-only, or read/write account activity collection for management and data events. 

Amazon QuickSight is now available in US East (Ohio). New users can sign up for QuickSight with US East (Ohio) as their home region, making SPICE capacity available in the region and ensuring proximity to AWS and on-premises data sources. Existing QuickSight users can switch to US East (Ohio) via the region switcher in the User Interface to provision SPICE capacity, and to enable faster and cheaper connectivity to data sources in the region. With this launch, QuickSight is now available in US East (N. Virginia and Ohio), US West (Oregon) and EU (Ireland) regions.

AWS Config now has a redesigned experience for discovering and setting up AWS-managed Config rules. You can now search managed rules by name, label, or description. This allows you to quickly filter rules based on services and rule descriptions. For example, you can type “EC2” in the search field to display all rules that apply to your Amazon EC2 resources. 

AWS Batch now supports customer provided AMIs. Previously, Managed Compute Environments launched instances of the ECS Optimized AMI. Now, when creating Managed Compute Environments, you can choose the specific AMI used by specifying the imageId. This makes it possible to change your EBS configuration, automatically mount EFS filesystems for shared storage among jobs, use local instance storage for scratch space, or configure drivers for GPU-accelerated jobs.